At Liverpool Hope University we aim to support Care Leavers throughout their time at University. We have a range of support services set up to help students make the transition into Higher Education. We also provide continuing support throughout the University experience, helping you to achieve success.
We understand Care Leavers to be young people aged 18-21 who have been looked after for 13 weeks or more since the age of 14, or young people who cease to be looked after / accommodated when coming to university.
However we understand that every student's circumstances are different and we consider all requests for additional support carefully. We also understand that as a Care Leaver you may not want or need additional support.
In addition to the support offered to every student, Student Development and Wellbeing will offer you:
If you are a current student and would like to discuss your situation further, or a student thinking about coming to Liverpool Hope, please contact Student Development and Wellbeing by telephone 0151 291 3274 or by email email@example.com. We'll be happy to answer any questions and discuss any issues you have. In particular, we have a specialist welfare and benefits adviser who can help ensure you are receiving correct financial support.
Social Workers - please contact Student Development and Wellbeing for help and advice on helping / advising young people who wish to apply to university.
These websites are useful to those applying to university as well as those currently at university:
www.nwacf.com - resource for professionals in the field of social care for young people.
Information on Your Rights
Anational Voice – Organized for, and run by, care leavers.
Voice – Voice is an independent advocacy organization.
NYAS – National Youth Advocacy Service
Information About Financial Support
Bright Knowledge - Education charity BrightsideUNIAID provides advice about student finance and much more in the online Bright Knowledge library.
EGAS Online - Education Graduation Advice Site
Directgov Student Finance - This site provides services and information for those in England who are interested in financial support for students in Higher Education.
Information on Qualifications, Course and University Choice